Diabetic Foot Assessment 

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can have a significant impact on foot health. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects how your body processes glucose, or blood sugar. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels, or it doesn’t use insulin properly.

Over time, high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels in your feet, which can lead to a variety of foot problems. For example, nerve damage, or neuropathy, can cause a loss of sensation in your feet, making it difficult to feel pain, temperature changes, or pressure. This can increase your risk of developing foot injuries, such as blisters or cuts, that can go unnoticed and become infected.

Additionally, poor circulation caused by diabetes can lead to slow healing of foot wounds, and increase the risk of developing infections and ulcers. Diabetic foot complications can be serious and can lead to amputations if not treated promptly and properly.

As a podiatrist, I work closely with patients who have diabetes to prevent and manage foot complications. This includes providing regular foot exams, monitoring foot health, treating any foot problems promptly, and educating patients on proper foot care practices. By taking a proactive approach to foot care and working closely with your healthcare team, you can help prevent diabetic foot complications and maintain healthy feet

Sydney Wide Podiatry Diabetes
Sydney Wide Podiatry Diabetes

Diabetes Foot Assessment in Sydney

As a podiatrist from Sydney Wide Podiatry, I would like to emphasize the importance of diabetic foot care, especially for those with foot diabetes. Diabetes can cause a host of complications, including nerve damage, poor circulation, and reduced sensation, all of which can lead to serious foot problems if left unmanaged.

As a diabetic foot specialist, my primary concern is to help my patients prevent these complications from occurring. A diabetic foot assessment is a crucial step in this process, as it allows me to evaluate your feet for any signs of damage, such as wounds or calluses, and identify areas that may need extra attention.

At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we offer comprehensive diabetic foot assessments that include a thorough examination of your feet, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your current diabetes management plan. We will also provide you with tailored advice and treatment options to help you maintain healthy feet and prevent further complications.

In addition to regular foot assessments, there are several things you can do to keep your feet healthy, including:

  • Check your feet daily for any signs of damage or infection, such as cuts, blisters, or swelling.
  • Wash your feet daily with mild soap and warm water, and dry them thoroughly, especially between your toes.
  • Wear shoes that fit well and provide adequate support and cushioning.
  • Keep your nails trimmed and avoid cutting them too short or at an angle.
  • Avoid walking barefoot, especially on hard or uneven surfaces.

By taking care of your feet and working closely with your healthcare team, you can reduce your risk of diabetic foot complications and enjoy a better quality of life. At Sydney Wide Podiatry, we are committed to providing the highest quality diabetic foot care to patients throughout Sydney. Contact us today to schedule your diabetic foot assessment and take the first step towards healthier feet.

This page is intended for informational use only and not medical advise. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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